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6 yr old girl kills herself after being sent to her room. OMG!!!! *update*

http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/6-year-old-oregon-girl-commits-suicide-medical-examiner-says/19428962

 I wanted to apologize if I upset ANYONE by posting this. I just thought as mothers we should all read this, so if heaven forbid, that our child someday says something like this, it won't be overlooked as a child being angry for being sent to their room.

Again I am very sorry if I upset, or brought up bad memories for anyone. I just thought it was something that needed to read by all of us.




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by on Apr. 7, 2010 at 1:43 AM
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proudmotherof5k
by on Apr. 7, 2010 at 9:56 AM

i agree

Quoting RaeLynn1221:

WOW. I am just stunned. My dd will be 6 in July. I guess this is a wake up call for parents, no matter what age your child is if they threaten to kill themselves keep an eye on them and get them help. I never would have thought a child that young would do this.

Quoting Meadowchik:

Kids are smart enough to hurt themselves.  This is a VERY scary story because the girl knew how to do it because of the warnings parents gave about not putting things around their necks because they could die.  How many of us warn our kids like that, with complete honest, caring intentions?  I guess the thing is, if a child threatens they will kill themselves, sadly such a statement cannot be dismissed no matter the age.



McKs0820
by on Apr. 7, 2010 at 9:57 AM

wow....I can only imagine how her parents feel

OneToughMami
by on Apr. 7, 2010 at 9:58 AM


Quoting MsDean:

 That is so sad. I hope they are wrong but it sounds like they are not. Maybe she was trying to hurt herself but at 7 do they really understand death?

It's really surprising what kids know about death. I was reading the chapter in my death and dying book about children and death and was amazed at what they could comprehend about the subject at that age. My daughter is going to be 7 in August so I just wanted to go through the book and see what it said. It's really scary that a child could understand enough about death to cause their own. It kind of means that at one point a parent told them "if you do this you could die" and she processed it enough to know what was going to happen.



DanielleK21
by on Apr. 7, 2010 at 9:58 AM

 Thats sad

marie85
by on Apr. 7, 2010 at 9:59 AM

 :*( That is sooo sad.

blsdbyangel07
by Evil Food Lady on Apr. 7, 2010 at 10:01 AM

Per the article the 6 y/o girl threatened to kill herself before going to her room.  I do believe if my child said that at that age I would be talking to them and asking why they said that..  Such a sad sad thing  :(  Her poor parents..  Scary indeed!

wickedfiress
by on Apr. 7, 2010 at 10:01 AM

:(

isabellalecour
by on Apr. 7, 2010 at 10:06 AM

This PROVES that any threat of suicide MUST be treated seriously NO MATTER THE AGE.

JBDslittlemam08
by on Apr. 7, 2010 at 10:07 AM

 Wow kids are just tooo young when they learn about stuff these days! I didn't even know what that was until later on geeze....that's sad

caitxrawks
by on Apr. 7, 2010 at 10:15 AM


Quoting isabellalecour:

This PROVES that any threat of suicide MUST be treated seriously NO MATTER THE AGE.

Agreed.


Back when I was suicidal (about this time last year), it pissed me off even more when I would threaten it and nobody would say anything. It made me want to do it even more. "Oh, so you think I won't do it? I'll show you!"


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